The infographic “Things to Know About Spine Surgery in the US Virgin Islands” describes conditions of the spinal column and the procedures used to treat them.
The spinal cord is the key support structure in the human body. The spinal cord is a vertical series of (usually) thirty-three bones, called vertebrae. The vertebrae are further divided into five regions based on their position in the spine, in order from highest to lowest: cervical (7), thoracic (12), lumbar (5), sacral (5), and coccygeal (5).
How often do you visit a spine surgeon before making your decision? Not many, but if you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to ask about their experience with the surgery you are considering. Always verify your surgeon’s skills and expertise before undergoing any treatment.
To learn more about spinal surgery and conditions of the spine, refer to the infographic.